Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725)
Sung in Italian, with German surtitles
Oratorio for three voices, strings and basso continuo | Libretto: Antonio Ottoboni
First performance: 1697 in Naples
"Youth Opera" – a co-production with the Mainz School of Music
A chamber oratorio about seduction and death, written at the height of the Baroque in Naples: in Scarlatti’s “La Giuditta”, the warrior is unmasked as a weakling and women employ their powers to seduce and behead the enemy. Score for three singers and strings, the work contains some of the Sicilian composer’s most beautiful arias and duets.
In cooperation with Wiesbaden Museum
As part of the special exhibition “Caravaggio’s Heirs - Baroque in Naples” from 13 October 2016 to 12 February 2017.